Rochester Red Wings (58-75) at Syracuse Mets (55-78)
Saturday – 6:35p.m. ET – NBT Bank Stadium – Syracuse, NY
Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio TV: MiLB.tv
RHP Logan Verrett (7-8, 3.88) vs. RHP Jose Rodriguez (1-3, 5.60)
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: The Red Wings lost game four of the series last night to Syracuse, 8-3, evening up the series at two games apiece…six of Rochester’s hits came from three players with SS Lucius Fox, 1B John Nogowski, and 3B Jake Alu picking up two knocks apiece…Alu kicked off the scoring for Rochester, hitting a two-run home run in the first inning, his third of the series and seventh of the season with Rochester…after relieving starting RHP Franklyn Kilome, RHP Juan Minaya, RHP Matt brill, and LHP Matt Cronin combined to pitch 5.2 innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out five batters…with a win tonight, the Wings would go into Sunday with a chance to win a series for the first time since they defeated Buffalo four games to two over 5/30-6/4…RHP Logan Verrett gets the ball for the Wings tonight and looks to keep his hot streak against the Mets going.
GO DJ, THAT’S MY DJ: LF DJ Peters singled in his Red Wings debut and joins a list of nine other Red Wings who did the same in their debuts this season…three of the nine are current Washington Nationals.
His single was the lone knock coming from the Red Wings outfield last night
Was the only hitter for Rochester to collect just one hit as the other three players collected two knocks apiece last night
NOTHING’S FREE ANYMORE: The Wings collected just one free pass in last night’s game marking the 17th time this year they’ve collected just one base on balls in a contest…the Wings rank third to last in the walks category among all Triple-A teams with just 425 walks…their 425 walks averages out to three walks a game.
PUNCHING TICKETS: The Wings rank second among IL teams in the strikeout category in the past 30 days with 247…the Wings rank third among IL teams in strikeouts with 1,227 punched out this year…
after the Wings have posted a 9-day rolling total of 67 strikeouts (dating back to 8/31), the Wings have only endured one lower 9-day rolling total of strikeouts this year which was when they post lower numbers from 4/20-26
GOING FOR 30: The Wings are still in search of road win number 30 on the year…they currently have 29 wins at both home and on the…